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Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood
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ISBN 9781841504155
Paperback 302 pages
240 x 170 mm
Published June 2011
Imprint: Intellect
Books by Lincoln Geraghty
Books in Film Studies
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Edited by Lincoln Geraghty
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With its sprawling celebrity homes, the Walk of Fame, and the iconic sign on the hill, Hollywood is truly the land of stars. Glamorous and larger-than-life, many of the most memorable motion pictures of all time have emanated from its multimillion-dollar film industry, which exports more films per capita than that of any other nation.

Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood lays out the cinematic history of Tinseltown - the industry, the audiences, and, of course, the stars - highlighting important thematic and cultural elements throughout. Profiles and analyses of many of the industry’s most talented and prolific directors give insights into their impact on Hollywood and beyond. A slate of blockbuster successes - and notable flops - are here discussed, providing insight into the ever-shifting aesthetic of Hollywood’s enormous global audience. User-friendly and concise yet containing an astonishing amount of information, Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood shows how truly indispensable the Hollywood film industry is and provides a fascinating account of its cultural and artistic significance as it marks its centennial.

Chapter titles
Introduction by the Editor
Hollywood: A History?
The Hollywood Film Industry
Crime Film
Science Fiction
Historical Films
War Films
Recommended Reading
Online Resources
Notes on Contributors
'Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood is an attractive collection beyond the critical dissection of many of American cinema’s best-loved films. A coffee-table paperback, it includes a wealth of gorgeous production stills and other photographs, in both glossy color and black and white.'Pop Matters

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